Cold and wet triggers $21.5 million in insurance payments to farmers
July 22, 2009
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17 July 2009
Farmers get $21.5M in insurance payouts
Springtime flooding and cool, wet weather at planting time caused 420,000 acres of Manitoba farmland to go unseeded this year, triggering $21.5 million in insurance payments to farmers.
The provincial government is expected to announce today that grim economic hit from the bad weather.